2013 NFL Combine - The Five Big Winners
LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu
LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu
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Posted Feb 27, 2013


Final Thoughts after the 2013 NFL Combine - The Five Big Winners

2013 NFL Combine 

Last Thoughts
 
 

By Pete Fiutak
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2013 NFL Combine Last Thoughts
- Worst ... Draft ... Ever?
- Te'o wasn't THAT slow
- The key takeaway from the weekend: safeties
- A shocker of a No. 1 pick?
- The Five Big Winners 
- The Five Big Losers

The five big winners

- CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU – He only came up with four reps on the bench, but his 4.5 40 and lightning speed and quickness through the short drills might have moved him into fourth round territory.

- DE Margus Hunt, SMU – Already considered a freak of nature at 6-8 and 277 pounds, he was shockingly quick in the shuttle and stunning in the 40 with a 4.6. The position-best 38 reps on the bench didn’t hurt.

- DE/OLB Jamie Collins, Southern Miss – A decent broad jump comes in around 9-6 or so, while a ten-foot leap is considered impressive. Collins blew up with an off-the-charts 11-7 leap to go along with a 41.5 inch vertical and a smooth-as-glass 4.64 in the 40. For a pass rusher, he looked the part as an explosive force.

- OLB Zaviar Gooden, Missouri – He was expected to test well, and he did with a blazing fast 4.47 – easily the best among the linebackers – with a fantastic 4.18 in the shuttle and an explosive 10-11 in the broad jump. It was the workout he needed to get noticed.

- RB Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State – The biggest of the running backs who came to Indianapolis, he’s supposed to be about the power game with a strong 24 reps on the bench. It helped his cause in a big way to run a decent 4.6 while looking and timing incredibly quick in the short drills.

2013 NFL Combine Last Thoughts
- Worst ... Draft ... Ever?
- Te'o wasn't THAT slow
- The key takeaway from the weekend: safeties
- A shocker of a No. 1 pick?
- The Five Big Losers